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The Adventurer (I) (1917)

Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Short  |  22 October 1917 (USA)
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The Little Tramp escapes from prison; saves a girl and her mother from drowning; and creates havoc at a swank party.

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Charlie escapes from prison. After rescuing a girl and her mother from drowning, Charlie is invited to their home where a big party is held and he is treated like a hero. However, as a result Charlie's photo is printed in the newspapers and the prison guards come after him. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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El aventurero  »

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The chauffeur was played by Toraichi Kono, who was Charles Chaplin's own butler, chauffeur, secretary, and bodyguard from 1916 to 1934. See more »

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When the 2 large men fall into the ocean from the pier (Eric Campbell and Henry Bergman), Campbell is rescued twice, but Bergman is never rescued. See more »

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Title Card: [opening title card] The man hunt.
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The one with the lampshade
9 May 1999 | by (Canterbury, England) – See all my reviews

Not all the early Chaplin films are classics, but this one is. The best bits are the chasing scenes, especially at the beginning (Charlie escaping from prison) and in the middle. The way Chaplin makes excellent and varying use of a humble lampshade should put many modern filmmakers with their inflated budgets to shame.


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